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Mel loves hands on cooking so having Sicilian roots and a taste for homemade & home-grown lifestyle, she makes/bakes most things from scratch, jams, pickles, cured meats – including pasta. She’s opening up her farm kitchen at Windy Hill Estate, in Meelon, just outside of Pinjarra to share this skill with other like-minded rural ladies. Come share a morning tea, a little self taught, hands-on workshop & a simple pasta lunch.
Mel will show us the types of flours used in pasta dough making, some equipment needs and a few basic sauces & filling combinations. You’ll learn to mix the ingredients and kneed, rest and roll and cut the dough into shape. She is going to share her traditionally influenced sauces & recipes… It’s a hands on, step by step class with a few fresh ingredients sourced from the farm. We will get flour messy & there may be mud in the paddocks. No need for a frock but lippy-up as you’re probably going to get in a photo.
Once the hard work is done sit down, admire the amazing view of the countryside, kitchen garden and alpacs, whilst enjoying your very own freshly made pasta with a glass of bubbles
Classes are $25 to cover basic costs. Long Paddock Lunches are designed to create & foster friendships – it’s a swapping knowledge skills, creating rural networks, and catching up with old mates over good wholesome food in beautiful shared surroundings. Be prepared to pitch in and assist with setup & clean up too. No one likes a sink full of dishes at the end of the day. Bring a pasta sauce recipe to share if you have one & a container to take with you any left over pasta home.
Class is from 10am -1pm on the 28th August. Please arrive by 9.30 for morning coffee. Come earlier if you like, especially if your dropping off kids, but be prepared to be given a job. For more information or to register your interest contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.